The OCSP, with respect to any or all PDAs included therein, shall be declared a failure when any of the following circumstances exists:
- No RE Application was received by the DOE within the period allotted;
- No RE Application passed the legal requirements; or
- When one or more RE Applications passed the legal requirements but after the evaluation of technical and financial proposals, none of such RE Applications were able to meet either the technical or financial requirements.
In any of the foregoing cases, the PDA shall be opened for Direct Applications. To initiate the change of mode of awarding RE Contracts from OCSP to Direct Application for the relevant areas, the DOE shall include in the announcement of the result of the OCSP the area/s which shall be open for Direct Application, indicating thereat when the new application process shall commence.